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Free Good Friday Concert at Pas Presbyterian

Free Good Friday Concert at Pas Presbyterian

Major holidays are, by and large, accompanied by, ah, traditional cultural programming. Old stuff, you might say. Once upon a time, though, the classics weren’t classics—they were instant classics, you might say, like that Gotye song. Anyway, point is it’s interesting that the Pasadena Presbyterian Church is building their Good Friday concert around the work [...]

Salad for Dinner at Vroman’s, with Jeanne Kelley

Salad for Dinner at Vroman’s, with Jeanne Kelley

A few years ago, H-P friend Jeanne Kelley wrote Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes, a delightful cookbook full of recipes that take advantage of her first class backyard kitchen garden. She’s back now with another, Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons, which, despite what the title might suggest, is actually a cultural history [...]

Pipe Organ Church Crawl

Pipe Organ Church Crawl

Organs are nifty. They allow us to do things like breathe, or process waste. Here at Hometown-Pasadena.com, however, our favorite organs are pipe organs. Three area churches have banded together to do a mini concert series featuring organ works by the likes of Bach, Mozart, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Widor, and so on. We’ve already missed the [...]

A Noise Within the Open House

A Noise Within the Open House

It’s more or less impossible (for us) to write about A Noise Within, the acclaimed theatre repertory company, without at least attempting to pun on the name. Anyway. As we all know, ANW is in Pasadena now, after many years in Glendale. They’ve got what can only be classified as a big ol’ space—33,000 square [...]

Living Off the Money Grid

Living Off the Money Grid

Maybe it’s the closet anarcho-syndicalist in us, but this tagline from scpr.org has our interest piqued: “Twelve years ago, Daniel Suelo left his life savings in a phone booth and walked away; since then he’s lived happily and successfully without money, credit, barter or government subsidies.” There’s more, about our materialist culture, obsession with stuff, [...]

The Fauré Requiem & Other Lenten Treats

The Fauré Requiem & Other Lenten Treats

Another free classical music concert in a religious setting for your consideration: the Fauré Requiem, “one of the monuments of choral literature,” along with works by Jean-Jules Amable Roger-Ducasse, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Anton Bruckner—motets, mostly. The occasion (although does anyone really need an occasion to do the Fauré Requiem?) is Lent, which as everyone [...]

Ebony Meets Ivory: Piano Adventures

Ebony Meets Ivory: Piano Adventures

The words “Piano Adventures” appear exactly nowhere in the official description of Ebony Meets Ivory, the real subtitle of which is “With Special Guest Sandra Tsing Loh,” which, while perhaps more enticing, is much less descriptive, at least as regards the nature of Ebony’s introduction to Ivory. What this event actually is is the latest [...]

LitFest Pasadena: Another Plug!

LitFest Pasadena: Another Plug!

Editor’s Note: Big rain is expected this weekend, so the inaugural LitFest Pasadena, which was going to be largely outdoors at Central Park, has been postponed until Saturday, May 12th. Look for the same great panels, events, signing, and children’s activities. We’ll be there in May! There’s already a fairly thorough description of LitFest higher [...]

ArtNight! Again!

ArtNight! Again!

What could be better than free admission to an excellent local museum on a beautiful Friday night? How about free admission toseveral excellent local museums. And to a bunch of other arts-oriented venues. And free shuttles running from stop to stop. And fancy food trucks. And live music. And did we mention it’s all free (except [...]

L.A. Raw Film Night at the PMCA

L.A. Raw Film Night at the PMCA

The PMCA is running a pretty kickass exhibition right now: L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980, from Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy. This Sunday is L.A. Raw Film Night, featuring three movies about three of the artists featured in the show: Robert Cremean, Hans Burkhardt, and Ed Kienholz. We don’t know [...]

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